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Becky Clark is editor and publisher of the Idyllwild Town Crier.

Traffic collision on Highway 243

Traffic collision on Highway 243

A two-vehicle traffic collision with minor injuries just north of Saunders Meadow Road on Highway 243 has created one-lane traffic this afternoon. Gabriel Michelle Roberts, 52, of Hemet, was traveling northbound in a Subaru Outback, according to CHP Officer Ron Esparza, when she veered into the southbound lane. Michael Curtis Loften, 18, of Mountain Center, […]

News of Record: Sept, 12, 2013

News of Record: Sept, 12, 2013

Fire log Hill fire stations responded to the following calls, Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Monday, Sept. 9: Idyllwild Fire Department and Ambulance Sept. 6 — Three medical aids, Idyllwild. Sept. 6 — Good intent call, Idyllwild. Sept. 7 — Two medical aids, Idyllwild. Sept. 8 — Unintentional transmission of alarm, Idyllwild. Sept. 8 — Three […]

Out Loud: The good side

It’s not all complaints from people who don’t like the facts you print or that you print both sides of their controversy. There really are many feel-good times in the running a small-town newspaper. For example, every day we get to see the good things that people are doing for our community — sometimes as […]

Severe flash flood warning

Severe flash flood warning

The mountain burn areas around Idyllwild and Pine Cove will be especially susceptible to heavy rain and flooding this afternoon according to a National Weather Service weather warning issued minutes ago. This includes Bonita Vista Ranch, which already lost two natural ponds to Thursday’s flooding. (See related story below.) NWS Doppler radar continues to indicate […]

Out Loud: An inconvenience

My one good hand’s fingertips will be worn out by the time we finish this week’s paper — maybe even by the time I finish this column. My left is wrapped in a brace and dangling in a sling like a newborn puppy — without the cuteness. This all started in February when overcompensating for […]

Two dead in traffic collision

Two passengers were killed in a two-car traffic collision Sunday afternoon just above Vista Point, 5 miles from Palm Desert. Jason Alexamder, 25, of Palm Springs, was a passenger in a white BMW driven by an unnamed male. Rosalinda Rossi, 58, of Palm Desert, was the passenger in a black Hyundai sedan also driven by […]

Fern Valley Emporium celebrating 10th anniversary

Fern Valley Emporium celebrating 10th anniversary

The Fern Valley Emporium will hold its 10th anniversary celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. Owner Don Zeigler said, “We’re having live music by Chuck Alvarez and Bill Saitta, free hot dogs and refreshments, and 10 percent off on all purchases. It’s going to be a great celebration.” The Emporium features a […]

Tram to reopen

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will reopen on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The first tram up will be at 8 a.m., last tram up at 8 p.m. and last tram down at 9:45 p.m. Trams leave at least every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour. The Tram was closed during and after the Mountain […]

Out loud: Both sides …

Sometimes operating a local newspaper feels like a game of Whac-A-Mole — no matter what hole you peek out of someone’s waiting there with a mallet. Take the current subject of IFPD, for example. Some folk strongly oppose IFPD’s continued existence, wanting to replace it with Cal Fire. They may not get why the TC […]

Out Loud: Jazz chair needed …

Jazz in the Pines goers experience a different idea of the festival than community members. The visitors enjoy extraordinary music and a relaxed ease that comes from the meandering festival layout, floating parachutes, artistic vendors and wafting scents of roasting almonds, Thai food and barbecue, among other delights. They probably also notice, because they can’t […]

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